According to the representative of the President, a sufficient number of military personnel serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine to respond to current threats from the Russian Federation.
Ukraine does not see the need for mirror measures in response to partial mobilization in the Russian Federation.
As an UNIAN correspondent reports, the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Fedor Venislavsky said this at briefing.
He stated that the number of personnel in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other bodies of the security and defense sector is absolutely sufficient for the successful fulfillment of the tasks set by Supreme Commander-in-Chief Volodymyr Zelensky and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny.
“I do not see any risks in order to expect a negative development of the scenario on the Ukrainian-Russian front,” Venislavsky stressed.
He recalled that on February 24, full mobilization was announced in Ukraine and it was possible to attract about 700,000 military personnel who are now performing tasks as part of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations.
“Today, this number is absolutely sufficient to adequately respond to any threats, including taking into account the increase in the number of armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine. Therefore, we now do not see the need for any mirror and symmetrical actions on our part “, – said Venislavsky.
He also said that partial mobilization in the Russian Federation would not immediately lead to any effect. In particular, according to him, the mobilization procedure will take quite a long time – it will take weeks.
He does not exclude that there may be certain manipulations in the Russian Federation regarding exactly how many people they plan to mobilize.
“I don’t see any dangers for Ukraine from any numbers. Because no matter what Russia does now, it will not be able to stop the successful actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” Venislavsky said.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 21, Putin announced the mobilization of Russian military personnel in the reserve. About 300 thousand people plan to mobilize.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine predicts that during the first wave of mobilization in the Russian Federation, about 40-50 thousand reservists can be mobilized, since there is simply not enough equipment for more.